5 current free agents the Cleveland Guardians could use right now

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3. CJ Cron

This fits in the same mold as the idea of Joey Votto from the first slide. If the Cleveland Guardians are absolutely committed to having Kyle Manzardo start in Triple-A, why not take a chance on a right-handed bat with some pop who can share time at first and DH with Josh Naylor?

The power output from CJ Cron may have taken a dip last season, and that dip turned into a crater in his return to the Los Angeles Angels late last season. With that being said, this is the perfect type of low-cost lottery ticket that the Guardians could get some use out of while they proceed to have Idaho -native Manzardo avoid hitting in the harsh cold of Cleveland early on in the year.

Is it possible that the 34-year-old Cron's production at the plate has run out, and he is no longer capable of hitting close to 30 home runs per year? Sure, but why not find out if there is anything left in the tank that Cleveland may find useful? There are a lot worse options the Guardians could turn to for early season at-bats if they are committed to Manzardo starting the year in Columbus.